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Yara Shahidi

Actress Known for Sitcoms "Black-ish" & "Grown-ish"; Youth Advocate & Voting Activist

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 Yara Shahidi Biography

Yara Sayeh Shahidi is an American actor, scholar, philanthropist, model and activist. She gained recognition for her starring role as the oldest daughter, Zoey Johnson, on the multi award-winning ABC comedy series Black-ish and its spin-off series Grown-ish. Her film credits include Imagine That (2009), Smallfoot (2018), and the lead role in The Sun Is Also a Star (2019).

Shahidi is definitely one of Hollywood’s most heralded young talents as she continues to use her platform to empower and inspire others. Yara has been awarded an NAACP Image Award for “Outstanding Supporting Actress” in a comedy series, nominated for a Teen Choice Award, and is the recipient of a 2016 Gracie Award for Female in a Breakthrough Role.

She began her career when she was 6 years old, appearing in television and print advertisements for companies such as McDonald's, Ralph Lauren, Target, GapKids, Disney, Guess Kids and The Children's Place. She frequently worked with her mother and younger brother in various print and broadcast campaigns. Shahidi also maintains recurring roles on the hit ABC series “Scandal” as the ‘young Olivia Pope’ and as ‘Maddie’ on ABC Family’s “The Fosters.”

Not only is Yara equally committed to scholarship and acting, but she also launched “Yara’s Club”, a partnership with The Young Women’s Leadership Schools (TYWLS) in New York. Yara’s Club is a bi-monthly digital meet up for Yara and students to discuss societal issues, self-improvement, and higher education. Additionally, Shahidi founded Eighteen x 18 with social news publisher NowThis, which was a platform to encourage her peers to vote for the very first time in the midterm elections. Furthermore, Yara served as the spokesperson for DoSomething.Org and 3M’s “Science Sleuth” campaign, which raised funds for classrooms in need of science and technology resources in Minnesota and St. Louis. The young star has been spotlighted in The New York Times, Variety’s Youth Impact and Next Big Thing issues, and was named number three under Celebs to Watch for DoSomething.Org’s 2016 Celebs Gone Good list.

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Yara Shahidi

Actress Known for Sitcoms "Black-ish" & "Grown-ish"; Youth Advocate & Voting Activist

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Yara Shahidi Biography

Yara Sayeh Shahidi is an American actor, scholar, philanthropist, model and activist. She gained recognition for her starring role as the oldest daughter, Zoey Johnson, on the multi award-winning ABC comedy series Black-ish and its spin-off series Grown-ish. Her film credits include Imagine That (2009), Smallfoot (2018), and the lead role in The Sun Is Also a Star (2019).

Shahidi is definitely one of Hollywood’s most heralded young talents as she continues to use her platform to empower and inspire others. Yara has been awarded an NAACP Image Award for “Outstanding Supporting Actress” in a comedy series, nominated for a Teen Choice Award, and is the recipient of a 2016 Gracie Award for Female in a Breakthrough Role.

She began her career when she was 6 years old, appearing in television and print advertisements for companies such as McDonald's, Ralph Lauren, Target, GapKids, Disney, Guess Kids and The Children's Place. She frequently worked with her mother and younger brother in various print and broadcast campaigns. Shahidi also maintains recurring roles on the hit ABC series “Scandal” as the ‘young Olivia Pope’ and as ‘Maddie’ on ABC Family’s “The Fosters.”

Not only is Yara equally committed to scholarship and acting, but she also launched “Yara’s Club”, a partnership with The Young Women’s Leadership Schools (TYWLS) in New York. Yara’s Club is a bi-monthly digital meet up for Yara and students to discuss societal issues, self-improvement, and higher education. Additionally, Shahidi founded Eighteen x 18 with social news publisher NowThis, which was a platform to encourage her peers to vote for the very first time in the midterm elections. Furthermore, Yara served as the spokesperson for DoSomething.Org and 3M’s “Science Sleuth” campaign, which raised funds for classrooms in need of science and technology resources in Minnesota and St. Louis. The young star has been spotlighted in The New York Times, Variety’s Youth Impact and Next Big Thing issues, and was named number three under Celebs to Watch for DoSomething.Org’s 2016 Celebs Gone Good list.

Yara Shahidi Videos

  • Yara Shahidi Wows With Powerful Speech About Equality
    "Black-ish" star Yara Shahidi wowed the crowd at the GLSEN Respect Awards with a warning against an "identity blind narrative".
  • Did Oprah's Endorsement Inspire Yara Shahidi to Run for President ...
    "Black-ish" star Yara Shahidi is only 18 years old, but Oprah has already praised the young actress for her activism, insisting she'll be...
  • Yara Shahidi Talks How The Media Perpetuates Black Stereotypes ...
    Yara Shahidi gives a TED Talks-style speech where she dropped some serious knowledge on how the media perpetuates black stereotypes.

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  • How to book Yara Shahidi?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Yara Shahidi for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Yara Shahidi, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Yara Shahidi or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Yara Shahidi?

    Booking fees for Yara Shahidi, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Yara Shahidi, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Yara Shahidi?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Yara Shahidi for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Yara Shahidi for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Yara Shahidi or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Yara Shahidi or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Yara Shahidi is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Yara Shahidi for your event is $100,000 - $200,000. Yara Shahidi generally travels from Los Angeles, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Yvonne Orji, Issa Rae, Gabrielle Union, Amandla Stenberg and Diane Guerrero. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Yara Shahidi for an upcoming event.

Yara Shahidi Speaker Videos

  • Yara Shahidi Wows With Powerful Speech About Equality
    "Black-ish" star Yara Shahidi wowed the crowd at the GLSEN Respect Awards with a warning against an "identity blind narrative".
    Did Oprah's Endorsement Inspire Yara Shahidi to Run for President ...
    "Black-ish" star Yara Shahidi is only 18 years old, but Oprah has already praised the young actress for her activism, insisting she'll be president ...
  • Yara Shahidi Talks How The Media Perpetuates Black Stereotypes ...
    Yara Shahidi gives a TED Talks-style speech where she dropped some serious knowledge on how the media perpetuates black stereotypes.
    Yara Shahidi #blackish at the 8th Annual Television Academy ...
  • Yara Shahidi Discusses Why She's Proud To Be A Black Woman ...

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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